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Santi Cazorla backs Mikel Arteta to become ‘great’ manager at Arsenal

first_imgSanti Cazorla expects Mikel Arteta to thrive at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Santi Cazorla has backed his former team-mate Mikel Arteta to enjoy a ‘great career’ as manager of Arsenal.Ex-Gunners midfielder Arteta returned to the Emirates in December after being named as Unai Emery’s permanent replacement.The 37-year-old had spent three productive years at Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s assistant and is one of the most highly-rated coaches in the world.Arsenal have often flattered to deceive under Arteta – although they impressed by coming from behind twice to draw with Chelsea on Tuesday – but Cazorla has tipped his compatriot to develop into a ‘great coach’.ADVERTISEMENT‘Yes, I believed he would become a manager in the future,’ Cazorla told Goal. ‘Even when I was playing with him, he showed great leadership in dressing room.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Some say it’s a gamble for Arsenal to appoint him, but I believe it’s a reasonable challenge. He also worked as a coach under Pep Guardiola.‘I believe he can become a great coach. It’s not easy for any manager now to be like [Arsene] Wenger or [Sir Alex] Ferguson.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I can’t anticipate how long he’ll stay at Arsenal, but I believe he can also make great career at Arsenal, and he’s a proper one for Arsenal. I hope Mikel leads Arsenal well.’Spanish midfielder Cazorla made 180 appearances for Arsenal and helped the Gunners win two FA Cups before leaving the club to join Villarreal in 2018.The latter stages of his career in north London were plagued by injuries and Cazorla says he has unfinished business at Arsenal. Arteta praises Arsenal for 2-2 against ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:20FullscreenArteta praises Arsenal for 2-2 against Chelseahttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-praises-arsenal-2-2-against-chelsea-2093128/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I don’t know if it’s possible or not, but I want to play one more game for Arsenal before I retire,’ the 35-year-old added. ‘It was a deep regret that I could never have a proper goodbye.‘Arsenal was the biggest club I ever played for. I’m proud that I was an Arsenal player.‘I’m especially grateful for Arsenal fans who supported me even after I left the club. I wish I can be part of the Gunners family in the future again.’MORE: Arsenal confident Sokratis will be fit for Bournemouth clashMORE: Mikel Arteta told Man City to sign Matviyenko before Arsenal talksMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Jan 2020 7:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link16.5kShares Comment Advertisement Santi Cazorla backs Mikel Arteta to become ‘great’ manager at Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Harry Redknapp ‘surprised’ Man Utd, Chelsea or Arsenal did not sign Man City defender John Stones

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Oct 2020 12:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares John Stones was linked with a move away from Manchester City (Picture: Getty)‘If someone got hold of him and got some confidence in him, he’s got all the tools. I like him, personally.‘Someone like Arsenal, Chelsea. It’s a mixed bag for Manchester United. Ole needs players for now, not tomorrow.‘It’s not a five-year plan. If you have a bad run of results, you’re out. He needed players for now. They needed a centre-half now.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhile Manchester United did not sign Stones, they did wrap up deadline day deals for Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri.Arsenal, meanwhile, completed a shock £45m deal for Thomas Partey.Chelsea failed to bolster Frank Lampard’s squad on deadline day but had already spent more than £200m on the likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts as Manchester United sign Facundo PellistriMORE: Mikel Arteta hails ‘quality’ Thomas Partey as Arsenal shirt number is revealed Advertisement Harry Redknapp ‘surprised’ Man Utd, Chelsea or Arsenal did not sign Man City defender John Stones Advertisement Comment Harry Redknapp is ‘surprised’ the Premier League clubs did not target John Stones (Picture: Sky Sports)Harry Redknapp says he is ‘surprised’ Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal did not sign John Stones from Manchester City during the summer transfer window.Stones, who has 19 caps for England, was heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad over the summer.Manchester City spent more than £50m when they signed Stones from Everton in 2016 but he has struggled to cement a place in the starting XI under Pep Guardiola.Former Tottenham manager Redknapp believes Stones is a ‘real player’, however, and says he expected either Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal to secure his signature.ADVERTISEMENT‘Manchester United wanted to get Jadon Sancho in and that never happened,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The new left-back [Alex Telles] sounds like he’s a good player. But I still thought they needed a new central defender. They needed that and that’s not happened.‘I’m surprised someone didn’t take John Stones. I’m a big fan. I think he’s a real player.last_img read more

5th-year sponsor CPD Racing Tools gives Deery, Hawkeye Dirt Tour, Kupper awards

first_imgFORT DODGE, Iowa – Top 10 finishers in point standings for four special series receive product certificates from fifth-year IMCA sponsor CPD Racing Tools. Fifty dollar product certifi­cates, good toward shock services from the Fort Dodge, Iowa, manufac­turer, go to competitors in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, the XSAN Haw­keye Dirt Tour for Modifieds and the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour for Modifieds and Stock Cars. Drivers who lead the most main event laps over the course of those series each receive $200 product certificates for a complete electric tire station.Information about CPD products and services is available by calling 515 570-4329 and at the www.cpdracingtools.com website. “The battle to lead the most laps is an interesting one, and specifically with the Deery Brothers Summer Series last year when it came down to the last night and a tiebreaker, as both champion Brian Harris and runner-up Justin Kay led an identical 171 laps on the season,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “I hope the competition is just as fierce this year in each of the four series.”last_img read more

Football News Champions League failures haunt Guardiola as Man City fall short again

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Seconds later, delirium turned to disbelief, as Guardiola sank to his knees in the realisation that VAR had revealed an offside earlier in the move.Guardiola described the exit as “cruel.”Winning the Champions League remains the grail for the club’s Abu Dhabi owners after a decade of pouring money into the club, but no one can say they were not entertained.For the much-lauded Catalan coach, though, the elimination continues a pattern of Champions League anguish since he won the title for a second time with his great Barcelona team in 2011.Guardiola’s Barca reign ended in semi-final defeat to Chelsea in 2012 and there were last four exits in each of his three seasons at Bayern Munich. The upturn in City’s standards since he arrived in 2016 is unquestionable, and they could still complete an unprecedented treble of Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup in England.However, it is for Champions League success that Guardiola was pursued so long by City, and in three attempts he has failed to even reach the semi-finals.Guardiola has consistently played down City’s potential as a European powerhouse in his three years in charge, contrasting their lack of historic success to Barca, Bayern and Real Madrid. But it is Monaco, Liverpool and now a Spurs side 16 points adrift of City in the Premier League, that have sent his expensively assembled squad packing in the Champions League. Manchester : Another season will pass without Champions League glory for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, but few will forget the manner in which the quest for a historic quadruple was ended by a combination of Tottenham Hotspur and VAR. Spurs survived a seven-goal thriller on Wednesday night at the Etihad, losing the battle 4-3 but winning the war on away goals thanks to their 1-0 victory in the first leg a titanic quarter-final tie.A match that saw City lead 1-0, trail 2-1, then forge ahead 4-2 to lead the tie for the first time before Fernando Llorente’s controversial decisive goal was allowed to stand after a VAR check for handball, brought one final twist in stoppage time. Guardiola scampered down the touchline in celebration when Raheem Sterling thought he had completed his hat-trick with the goal to take City into the semi-finals for just the second time.last_img read more